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Ferretti launches first motor yacht of the Ferretti 920 series

August 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Ferretti Yachts has announced the launch of the first Ferretti 920 close to its shipyard in Cattolica. Designed in conjunction with Zuccon International Project, she has the flexibility to switch from a 4 cabin layout to 5, as well as a bow area usable by guests and a beam of 2.2m for accessing shallower waters.

The first Ferretti 920 motor yacht was recently launched at the Cattolica shipyard

The first Ferretti 920 motor yacht was recently launched at the Cattolica shipyard

Ferretti Group Chief Commercial Officer Stefano de Vivo commented:

“2017 has been another year full of all sorts of exciting news for Ferretti Yachts, which is celebrating another memorable occasion: the outstanding Ferretti Yachts 920 technical launch.

“Like our other yachts, we are sure that this new model will attract a great deal of interest in Europe and the United States, where it will be presented in the coming months and help to get a landmark year for the brand underway.

“In 2018, Ferretti Yachts will celebrate half a century in business: a magnificent milestone that it has reached in exceptional form, with six new models presented in three years and great prospects for growth and even more international success.”

The second unit is expected to be launched in the upcoming months, while the first Ferretti 920 will make her debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monte Carlo, running from the 8th until the 10th of September, before becoming publicly view-able before at the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 12th-17th of September.

Top 15 Superyachts with Helicopters

April 28, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

With plenty of various amenities, superyachts offer comfortable and truly opulent travel experience, while yacht helicopters are an essential part of it. Just imagine: you can reach the most remote destinations to explore some hidden gems in the finest yachting locations in the world or land in busy city centres. All that includes total flexibility of point-to-point travelling, getting you to places you need to be at in luxury and style. The magnificent charter yachts nowadays offer the ultimate fun experiences for you and your group, including heli-fishing, heli-skiing and private island dining, due to their capabilities of landing and carrying helipads. Let’s take a look at the top 15 private and charter yachts with helicopters.

1. Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games)

The incredible 50m charter superyacht Amarula Sun offers everything her guests would wish to have on a charter yacht: a spa pool with a swim-up bar, huge sun pads, BBQ area, gym, Xbox, Playstation, Plasma TV with satellite connection and luxury dining spaces are among her outstanding amenities. Amazing yacht charter experience is guaranteed. The guests have the opportunity of travelling to and from Amarula Sun by helicopter, as her sundeck area can serve as a touch-and-go heli pad. Amarula Sun can sleep 10-12 charter guests and is available for charters in the Bahamas and Florida from US$ 195,000.

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

 2. Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak is certainly one of the most popular superyachts of 2016. There is no wonder, as the team of acclaimed engineers and designers worked on the naval architecture, as well as her interior and exterior. She is a 72m expedition yacht, capable of cruising anywhere in the world. This head-turning floating masterpiece has some special features including a Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, an elevator operated on all decks, and a large tender garage.  Charter Cloudbreak this summer from €750,000 per week plus expenses.

Motor Yacht Cloud Break - top view. Photo credit @brandondax

Motor Yacht Cloud Break – top view. Photo credit @brandondax

 3. Lady Christine

Undoubtedly, the list of the top 15 superyachts and their helicopters has to include a Feadship superyacht. The bespoke Dutch shipyard is best known for building exceptional quality superyachts. Motor yacht Lady Christine is one of those. Not only Lady Christine provides absolute comfort to her guests, but she also has an enormous storage space for a rescue boat, a large tender and a small sailing boat. This section of the vessel also serves as a helipad and stores two helicopter fuel tanks.

Lady Christine and helicopter

Lady Christine and helicopter

4. Attessa IV

Upon her re-launch in 2010 Attessa IV became the largest superyacht in North America. She made it to the top 25 largest yachts in the world, and back in 2010 was at the 23rd position. Originally built by Hayashikane Zosen Kk in 1999 and called Evergreen, she was sold to a new owner in 2007. She underwent an extensive rebuilt by Washington Yachting Group, where she was also extended by 30 feet. Attessa IV accommodates 36 guests, assisted by 21 crew members. This massive five-level yacht measures 100.60 metres and features a helipad on the upper aft deck and forepeak.

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

5. Garçon

Although Garcon is not an opulent superyacht but a fast yacht support vessel, she deserves the praise for carrying a huge luxurious helicopter, as this is what support vessels are for. Built specifically to serve Lurssen mega yacht Ace and to carry her water toys and tenders, Garcon measures 67m LOA.  Garcon also features a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5,000 kg take-off weight for commercial use. Garson was built and launched in 2012 by Damen Shipyards, and in 2013 was honoured with the ISS Awards of Distinction for Innovation.

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

6. Sunrays

Motor yacht Sunrays was launched in 2010 by Oceanco, and in the same year received an award for the “Best Power Yacht over 65 metres” at the ISS Design and Leadership Award Ceremony. Her striking teal coloured aluminium hull is a work of Bjorn Johansson Design, while the interior styling is by famous Terence Disdale. Sunray’s heavenly interior design is unique, and have an airy and welcoming ambience. Indulge in luxury and add a helicopter ride when booking Sunrays this for charter in the Mediterranean.

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

7. Luna

If you are into yachts and luxury travelling, you probably know by now that the 155-metre mega yacht Luna is one of the largest yachts with some extraordinary features. She carries a submarine, multipurpose limousines and has not just one, but two helipads. Her 20-metre swimming pool is another wow characteristic. We wish Luna would be available for charter one day, as this expedition yacht could take her charter guests to breathtaking Galapagos, Alaska and the Pacific.

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

8. Samar

Motor yacht Samar is a 77m steel-and-aluminum luxury motor yacht designed by Laurent Giles and built by Devonport Yachts of England in 2006.  She is a very large and luxurious charter yacht which boasts everything that can be offered on a private motor yacht. Samar is capable of extended global cruising, where her charter guests will never get bored. Samar has a helipad, a large Spa Pool pool, an open bar, large outdoor living areas, a garage, as well as a movie theatre. Accommodation is offered for 12 guests, assisted by a professional crew of 26. Portofino, NaplesCapri, Amalfi, Monaco, and France are the places she will be available at for charter in summer 2017. She is available from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

9. Skyfall (ex. Mi Sueno)

Skyfall is a symbol of a high-quality motor yacht, which features the latest marine technology and exquisite styling. Launched in 2010 by Trinity Yachts, luxury yacht Skyfall measure 58 metres and offers accommodation for a party of 10. Her cabin configuration consists of a master suite, 2 VIP cabins, one double and one twin. Her name comes from the James Bond famous movie series, which implies that this superyacht surely has an outstanding feature. Aboard Skyfall, the guests will have an opportunity to have delicious breakfast prepared by a private chef and continue the day with taking off in a helicopter to explore the best of Mediterranean. The Ionian Islands, Grenadines, Greece, Turkey, East and West Mediterranean, and Croatia is where motor yacht Skyfall will be available for this summer from $275,000 per week plus expenses.

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

10. ICE (ex. AIR)

Motor yacht ICE became the Superyacht of the Year at the 2006 World Superyacht Awards. No doubt that the title of one of one the best yachts in the world implies that ICE is a very special vessel. The two famous designers Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood worked on her interior and exterior respectively. The result is the striking exterior profile and divine interior decor. ICE can sleep 14 guests in 7 well-appointed cabins. She has been spotted in various locations with her massive helicopter.

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

11. Serene

At 134 metres, motor yacht Serene boasts a huge beam of 18.5 metres. Can you image how much luxury living space is offered on board this beauty? Serene provides a full seven decks of exterior and interior space. With an abundance of amenities, this mega yacht stands out among other luxury yachts. The two helicopter landing platforms, an enormous internal sea water pool, several spa pools, plus storage for a large submarine are some of the superb features. Serene has enough space to accommodate 24 guests and 52 crew members.

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark Oconnell

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

12. Madame Gu

Madame Gu is a superyacht that has it all for a luxury vacation in style. A helipad, excellent water toys and tenders, a spa pool and a night club guarantee lots of entertainment to her guests. Although Madame Gu is not available for private luxury charters, we still admire this vessel. She was built by Feadship to the design by De Voogt Naval Architects. Her interior is by Andrew Winch. She has 6 lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests, and 18 crew cabins to sleep 36 crew members. This floating masterpiece was photographed in Port Vell in Barcelona where is always a very welcomed guest.

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

 13. Triton

Back in 2004 motor yacht Tritone became the largest composite yacht built in the U.S. upon her delivery. Her capabilities include prolonged cruising distances, as well as cruising in the most distant locations. Triton was built for her owner, who is passionate about sports fishing, deep-sea scuba diving, and water games and various activities. Hence, the yacht was built with an advanced hull laminate schedule utilising carbon fibre to ensure strength and durability. Triton’s red-coloured striking helicopter is seen in the photo of her cruising in the icy waters.

Triton and Helicopter

Triton and Helicopter

14. Vibrant Curiosity

Another outstanding superyacht built by Oceanco, Vibrant Curiosity is an 85-metre displacement vessel that turns heads at any port. She was photographers in Auckland, New Zealand with her large helicopter a few weeks ago. This giant luxury vessel can sleep 18 guests in 7 beautifully furnished cabins. A professional crew of 26 professionals take care of everything on board. Vibrant Curiosity reaches a top speed of 20 knots and is powered y a pair of MTU 16V 595 TE70 engines.

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

15. Pegasus VIII (ex PEGASUS V, PRINCESS MARIANA)

At 78.60 metres, luxury motor yacht PEGASUS VIII provides a lot more than you would think. Her amazing interior layout includes a large salon with sophisticated decor, a cinema theatre, formal and casual dining spaces, as well as other great living areas. There are five lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests. Those who love water activities will love the beach club of Pegasus VIII, which can be “flooded” and therefore provides the easiest access to the water with embarkation and disembarkation inside the yacht. Pegasus VIII is ideal for charter with family and kids. The 12m swimming pool with underwater light, six wave runners, jet-skis and tenders will add extra enjoyment when on a charter vacation. The helipad on board also transforms into golf driving range. Secure motor yacht Pegasus for charter in the Italian and French Rivieras this summer, from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

You can view a great selection of luxury yachts available for charter here. To find out more or to make a booking, please contact our friendly charter brokers. They will be able to assist you with all enquiries, as well as provide impartial advice and professional service. With the Mediterranean yachting season being just around the corner, superyachts are booking up very fast. Check out the 2017 Mediterranean charter specials and 10 brand new superyachts for charter.

 

Amazing Glass Yacht the 110m HALYCON by New York Designer

August 07, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

The American based GILL SCHMID DESIGN of New York has released details of their incredible new superyacht design which features extensive and innovative use of glass, a product perhaps not traditionally associated with boats, til now. Not to finish there, the yacht design called HALYCON 110 metre also features a floating waterfall.

Aft Deck - The Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

Aft Deck of the Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

PR: The 110m HALYCON super yacht project is the newest in a series of innovative designs by  GILL SCHMID DESIGN.

The project is the result of focused investigations and elaborate design studies, offering a new direction in yacht design, exploiting possibilities in the use of glass/glazing.

The yacht from above

The yacht from above

The superstructure comprises of floor to ceiling undulating glazing (a combination of white glass and reflective glass) with the aim to provide maximum privacy for the owner and guests.  The white one-way glass is transparent from the inside and opaque looking from outside. The  white glass panels on the observatory deck above the wheelhouse and on bridge deck above  the VIP suits blend in seamlessly with the white superstructure, giving an overall monochromatic effect. The idea is to blend superstructure and glazing into one entity.

Side Profile - The Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

Profile – The Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

Some of the key features of this vessel are the two glass bottomed swimming pools, one on  the main deck and one staggered in section on the upper deck. They are connected with a  waterfall flowing between the two levels, which is framed by a generous rectangular opening in the deck. This creates the effect of terraced aft deck spaces or a somewhat landscaped  tiered arrangement, offering physical and visual sectional connections.

Bow

Bow – The Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

This space is further enhanced or framed by the louvered ‘gill’ glass doors on the main deck,  creating a deep inside/ outside space around the main pool area.

Pool area and aft deck - The Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

Pool area and aft deck – The Gill Schmid 110m HALYCON super yacht design project

Further features of this unique vessel, besides the expansive and unique outdoor deck spaces, are the large owner suite with his and hers saunas, six guest and two VIP suites, two  hull infinity jacuzzis, a casino, front facing formal dining with panoramic views, a sky lounge  and cocktail bar with panoramic lounge spaces and retractable front facing glass facade  on the observatory deck, the expansive beach club with open-able hull doors offering visual  and physical access to the sea, a gymnasium, sauna, plunge pool and massage areas, full  helicopter landing on the observatory deck, plus an additional retractable touch and go helicopter landing on the main deck aft between the two jacuzzis, a fully equipped tender garage  (with enough space for two 10 meter tenders, icon aircraft, submarine storage, plus multiple  toys) and very generous crew quarters (37 crew) with large crew spaces.

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About GILL SCHMID DESIGN

GILL SCHMID DESIGN (formerly Impossible Productions Ink LLC, established in 2009) is a  New York based design company, led by Alistair Gill (UK) and Veronika Schmid (AUT), specializing in Yacht Design, Architecture and Art Services. The studios design philosophy is to  develop contemporary intelligent cutting edge designs. Alistair Gill, born and raised in the UK. He is a trained architect and has worked in world renowned yacht design and architecture offices (including Martin Francis Design) for 15+ years  before relocating and establishing GILL SCHMID DESIGNin New York. He has served as a  professor at some of the most prestigious architecture schools, including the Architectural Association in London and Columbia University (NYC).

alistair gill

alistair gill

Veronika Schmid, born and raised in Austria, Germany and the US. She is a trained architect  and has worked in world renowned yacht design and architecture offices (including Martin Francis Design) for 15+ years before relocating and establishing GILL SCHMID DESIGN  in New York. She has served as a professor at some of the most prestigious architecture  schools, such as the Architectural Association in London, Harvard University and RISD. She has been collaborating with world renowned artists on the design, manufacturing and project  management for sculptural work since 2001.

veronika schmid

veronika schmid

Some other interesting projects by the American based luxury yacht designer:

A 100 meter yacht design

A 100 meter yacht design

120 m yacht design

120 m yacht design

90 m superyacht design

90 m superyacht design

P/R: Christensen Shipyards launches 50m superyacht Silver Lining

June 23, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

On the morning of the summer solstice, Christensen Shipyards launched 50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING into the waters of Vancouver. SILVER LINING is the first of two yachts from the shipyard that will be available for viewing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Her sister, CHASSEUR, will be completed later this week. The following is a press release from Christensen Shipyards.

Press Release

Christensen Shipyards’ SILVER LINING launches on the Summer Solstice

22 June 2016, Vancouver, WA: Right at dawn on the Summer Solstice (20 June 2016), Christensen Shipyards launched 50M Silver Lining,the first of two yachts that will be on display at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING. Photo © Stephen Cridland

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING. Photo © Stephen Cridland

The launch was accomplished using a unique cradle-and-launcher system designed to give the shipyard a safer and more flexible way of getting its yachts into the Columbia River. Christensen manufactured a 140,000-pound steel cradle to which two large FRP flotation boxes are attached. The boxes provide additional lift in low-water conditions and keep the yacht perfectly stable throughout the launch process.

Once the yacht and cradle are floating, the air in the launchers are replaced by water, as in a drydock, and the yacht is able to safely float free on her own. “We named it the Luken Launcher,” says Jim Gilbert, president, after the company’s chairman Henry Luken who conceived of the system.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING with launch crew.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING with launch crew.

Christensen’s Silver Lining is a 50M high-volume ABS yacht completed for a previous Christensen owner. Her sister, Chasseur, a 50M ABS and MCA-compliant yacht will be launched using the same system later this week, a testament to the resiliency of the 120-employee-strong shipyard and the efficiency of the new system. Like her sister ship, Chasseur will also be handed over in July, likewise to a repeat Christensen owner.

Two additional 50M yachts are under construction at the shipyard and available for delivery in 24 months or less.

8 Nights Yacht Charter for the Price of 7 in The Bahamas, Florida, and the Caribbean aboard 50m USHER (ex Mr Terrible)

February 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The popular 50-metre (154ft) luxury charter yacht USHER is currently offering 8 nights’ vacation in the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean for the price of 7. USHER was built by Delta Marine in 2007 and received a refit in 2014, offering accommodation to twelve guests in five staterooms.

Superyacht USHER

Superyacht USHER

One of the exciting features of USHER is the possibility of scuba diving, as well as her super-large 80-inch TV in the main saloon. She is one of only a handful of yachts available for rental in Florida waters and offers her guests a stylish 56′ chase boat as part of her charter package.

MR. TERRIBLE -  Sundeck Spa Pool

MR. TERRIBLE - Sundeck Spa Pool

USHER’s inviting interior of Polynesian decor evokes a sense of leisure, relaxations and adventure. Her interior layout is airy and open, with splashes of colour adding to the overall warm feeling of the yacht. Bamboo, woven woods, leather hides and textured fabrics are some of the fine materials that were used to create her interior design. One of the important features of the interior is the elegant woodwork that spreads over the interior areas, from African walnut flooring to the bubinga ceiling beams.

MR. TERRIBLE -  Skylounge

MR. TERRIBLE - Skylounge

Accommodation is offered in one main master stateroom, representing an intimate oasis for the main guests, boasting bronze and black mosaic tiles, wood basin and an opulent copper soaking tub in its en suite bathroom.

MR. TERRIBLE -  Formal Dining

MR. TERRIBLE - Formal Dining

The additional four guest staterooms are situated n the lower deck and are accessible through the beautiful spiral staircase. Each cabin boasts the same design scheme that prevails throughout USHER’s interior, finished in four separate colour palettes. The staterooms boast pullman berths for children and the two VIP suites include a settee.

MR. TERRIBLE -  Master Cabin

MR. TERRIBLE - Master Cabin

MR. TERRIBLE -  Master Bathroom

MR. TERRIBLE - Master Bathroom

USHER offers fantastic outdoor and indoor entertaining areas spreading through all of her decks. There is an indoor dining possibility for formal meals, or outdoor al fresco options for more relaxed dining. She has a fabulous selection of water toys and equipment for additional fun on and in the water. She is available to cruise Florida, The Bahamas and the Caribbean for US$200,000.00 – US$225,000.00 per week. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more details, a brochure as well as her availability.

MR. TERRIBLE -  Skylounge Deck

MR. TERRIBLE - Skylounge Deck

Motor yacht USHER (ex MR. TERRIBLE)

Year:2007 (Refit 2014)  L.O.A.:46.94m (154' )  Beam:8.74m (28' 8") 
Max Speed:23 knots  Cruise Speed:20 knots  Engines:Engines: 2 MTU 16V4000 36 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

Charter 50m Luxury Yacht SHE’S A 10 in Florida and The Bahamas

February 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Refitted in 2013, luxury motor yacht SHE’S A 10 (ex MYSTIQUE) is currently on the charter market, available for vacations in Florida and The Bahamas this summer. With accommodation to twelve guests in five well-appointed staterooms, she is a fantastic choice for families and friends wanting to escape the busy everyday life and indulge in the luxuries of a superyacht service and the beauty of The Bahamas.

MY SHE'S A 10

MY SHE’S A 10

SHE’S A 10 is characterised by timeless styling, luscious furnishing and comfortable seating throughout her living and socialising areas. The yacht was constructed by Oceanfast and boasts interior design by Steve Mallory and naval architecture by Jon Bannenberg.

MY SHE'S A 10 - Salon

MY SHE’S A 10 – Salon

MY SHES A 10 - Master cabin

MY SHES A 10 – Master cabin

MY SHES A 10 - Master cabin

MY SHES A 10 – Master cabin

The main saloon offers multiple lounge areas with comfortable couches and a games table. The aft section of the saloon boasts a 60″ TV, a full bar and a u-shaped seating arrangement on the port and starboard side. The foyer is equipped with two practical heads, whereas the formal dining room is located forward and next to the main saloon. This area is able to seat up to ten guests for a more formal dining experience.

MY SHE'S A 10 - Master cabin

MY SHE’S A 10 – Master cabin

MY SHES A 10 - Master another view

MY SHES A 10 – Master another view

Accommodation is distributed through five sumptuous cabins, with a large bridge deck master cabin with a king-sized bed, his and hers bathroom, his shower and hers spa pool tub, and a bidet. From the owner’s stateroom there is a direct access to the bridge aft deck for additional relaxation. The rest of the staterooms are located below deck amidships and incorporate two queen cabins and two king cabins with a spa pool tub and a shower.

MY SHES A 10 - Study

MY SHES A 10 – Study

In addition to the master cabins, the bridge deck also features a private study and a theatre, a large audio/visual room with another 60″ flatscreen TV. A U-shaped sofa arrangement for twelve guests offers great comfort, and guests can also utilise a desk and a computer found in here. There is also a day head and a shower forward.

MY SHES A 10 - Guest cabin

MY SHES A 10 – Guest cabin

MY SHES A 10 - Ensuite shower

MY SHES A 10 – Ensuite shower

The upper deck boasts a render storage together with a an al fresco dining table of ten guests. There is additional searing to the port and starboard as well as access to the sun deck from here.

SHE'S A 10 - TRANSOM

SHE’S A 10 – TRANSOM

The sun deck is equipped with the very popular jacuzzi spa pool, four lounge chairs and yet another u-shaped sofa forward with an enclosed eisenglass. In addition, there are four occasional chairs, optional sun shades, a refrigerator and ice maker together with a day head with a shower.

SHE'S A 10 - WATER FUN

SHE’S A 10 – WATER FUN

SHE’S A 10 is available for US$150,000.00 per week plus expenses to cruise Florida and The Bahamas. For additional information, a brochure and her full availability contact our experiences broker team.

Motor Yacht SHE'S A 10 (ex MYSTIQUE)

Year:1988 (Refit 2013)  L.O.A.:50.29m (165' )  Beam:9.30m (30' 6") 
Max Speed:31 knots  Cruise Speed:27 knots  Engines:3x MTU/ 3480hp  
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:10 

Photos from Yachts Miami Beach 2016

February 18, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Show Management, organizers of the Yachts Miami Beach, have shared the photos from this year’s 28th edition of the prestigious event. This annually welcomes thousands of people from all over the world and hosts an amazing display of boats, luxury yachts and marine products, including more than 500 new and brokerage vessels and a wide array of the latest marine technology and accessories, valued at more than $1 billion.

Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Silver Fast on display in Miami

Silver Fast on display in Miami

92ft Lazzara Flybridge ALGORYTHM on display at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

92ft Lazzara Flybridge ALGORYTHM on display at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Arcadia 85 US Version in Miami

Arcadia 85 US Version in Miami

Mr D by Benetti at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Mr D by Benetti at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Azimut Yachts at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Azimut Yachts at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Hatteras at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

Hatteras at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

28th Yachts Miami Beach

28th Yachts Miami Beach

Online registration for 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show now open

February 17, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Online registration for the 2016 Newport Charter Yacht Show is now open. Set to run from June 21 to 24, this year’s event which will be held at its new location at Newport Shipyard in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. The only event of its kind in the USA, the Newport Charter Show annually hosts an amazing collection of world-class yachts for charter, as well as registered and credentialed industry professionals who represent clients interested in renting a luxury vessel in New England.

Newport Charter Yacht Show - Photo by Billy Black

Newport Charter Yacht Show – Photo by Billy Black

Participating vessels, varying in size from 80 feet up to 225+ feet, will be available for tours dockside at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington Street. The event will feature a variety of shore side exhibits and activities, including festive social gatherings and a themed “yacht hop”, where captains and crew on participating vessels serve guests signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Newport Charter Show - Photo credit to Billy Black

Newport Charter Show – Photo credit to Billy Black

Chefs and interior crew aboard participating yachts will add zest to this year’s show, when they contend head-to-head in three culinary competitions and a tablescaping challenge, organized by Winnie DeCoster of Captains’ Concierge. Moreover, the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) will host its Annual “Signature” Educational and Informative Seminar.

RIVA 88’ Florida – A Superyacht with two souls

February 16, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Riva Yacht has unveiled a short video below, showing the Riva 88’ Florida, a striking vessel with two souls: an open yacht and a coupé. She was displayed at the Yachts Miami Beach 2016, which closed its doors yesterday, on February 15.

Riva 88’ Florida represents the first convertible luxury motor boat, boasting a highly innovative ‘Convertible Top’ technology, derived from the automotive sector. The vessel’s slender lines are enhanced by the new ‘Moon Grey’ shade, a light metallic grey, which is in pleasant contrast with the ‘Bright Black’ shade details.

The hull profile features the innovative-design continuous glazing with a stainless steel plate that bears the Riva logo in its central part. The large windshield and the steel roll bar complete this new yacht’s design.

More charter yachts by Riva.

Palm Beach International Boat Show 2016 to host more Superyachts

February 15, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year’s 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is set to take place from March 17 to 20 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. The international event will host more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers, including hundreds of boats ranging from superyachts nearing 300 feet to small inflatables and other tenders, center consoles and sportfishers.

Palm Beach International Boat Show

Palm Beach International Boat Show

As part of its steady growth, the show has once again expanded to include a new pier at the northern end of the show, within Palm Harbor Marina. The new in-water space will add additional 30 slips hosting yachts up to 280 feet. Moreover, show organizers have added new valet parking service to the show’s northern entrance, providing guests with easy access to some of the largest vessels on show.

“This show has become known as the place where a yacht owner or buyer can quickly fly into town, come to the show, and compare an amazing selection of superyachts side by side. There are very few places in the world where this is possible,” commented Andrew Doole, executive vice president and COO of Show Management, the company that manages and produces the show. “The show’s ease of access and walkability, along with some great local attractions, make this a highly desirable yacht shopping destination.”